Bad Drugs

Solberg Stewart Miller North Dakota and Minnesota Bad Drug Lawsuit Attorneys

Invokana Lawsuits

invokana lawsuitInvokana is a Type 2 diabetes drug. It may cause Ketoacidosis, blood infection, kidney infection, kidney injury, kidney failure or below the knee amputation. If you or a loved one took Invokana and developed any of these injuries you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Solberg Stewart Miller is a law firm that brings claims against drug manufacturers who market “dangerous drugs”. Our law firm does not represent the manufacturers of Invokana but rather is investigating potential lawsuits against Invokana drugs in North Dakota and Minnesota as well as other states. For more information on Invokana lawsuits contact Todd Miller at tmiller@solberglaw.com or call 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or 237.3166 (Fargo).

Taxotere Lawsuit Attorneys

Taxotere Lawsuit AttorneysTaxotere is a chemotherapy drug which can cause a severe and permanent type of hair loss called alopecia. This condition can cause full body permanent hair loss. If you or a loved was on Taxotere and developed severe and permanent hair loss you may be entitled to compensation. Solberg Stewart Miller is a law firm that brings claims against drug manufacturers who market “dangerous drugs”. Our law firm does not represent the manufacturers of Taxotere but rather is investigating potential lawsuits against Taxotere drugs in North Dakota and Minnesota as well as other states. For more information on Taxotere lawsuits contact Todd Miller at tmiller@solberglaw.com or call 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or 237.3166 (Fargo).

Roundup and Cancer Lawsuit Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma

roundup cancer lawsuits North DakotaWorld Health Organization officials are warning that Roundup can cause cancer. The main ingredient in Roundup pesticide is glyphosate, which has been determined to be “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Glyphosate is the world’s most widely produced herbicide. Roundup is used by thousands of farmers because it kills pests with minimal damage to crops and the environment. Roundup is also used by homeowners to kill off weeds in their gardens and yards. Roundup is used very extensively by people in North Dakota and Minnesota, as well as the rest of the Midwest.

Roundup has specifically been linked to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma. If you or a loved has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma or Multiple Myeloma and you have a history of being around Roundup please contact us to discuss the matter. At Solberg Stewart Miller, we charge no fees or expenses unless our clients make a recovery. For further information regarding Roundup and Cancer please contact Todd Miller at tmiller@solberglaw.com or call 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or 237.3166 (Fargo).

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Hernia Mesh Surgery Lawsuits

Hernia Mesh Lawsuits We are investigating claims for injuries people have experienced after hernia mesh surgery. Many complications require a hernia repair procedure. The problems with the mesh include severe pain, adhesions, bowel obstruction, organ obstruction or perforation, fistula, and infection. When problems happen additional surgery may be necessary to fix the problem or to remove the hernia mesh

Hernia mesh is a medical device used in surgery to repair hernias and is sometimes referred to as a hernia screen or hernia patch. Surgeons do not use hernia mesh in every hernia repair surgery, but when it is used the mesh is intended to prevent or reduce the risk of recurrence of a hernia. Because hernia repair surgery is the most common in the country, hundreds of thousands of patients are implanted with this mesh each year.

The FDA monitors the safety of all medical devices sold in the United States by reviewing reports of adverse events that it receives from the medical community, patients, device manufacturers, and other sources. The FDA monitors adverse event report information regarding hernia mesh products.
On April 7, 2016, the FDA published an informational article on its website called Hernia Surgical Mesh Implants. The FDA warned the public about complications that could result from the use of hernia mesh in hernia repair procedures that have been reported, including “pain, infection, hernia recurrence, adhesion, and bowel obstruction.” The FDA also explained that hernia mesh could cause other complications resulting from “mesh migration and mesh shrinkage (contraction).”

On May 25, 2016, Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, recalled its Physiomesh® flexible composite mesh and issued an Urgent Field Safety Notice. This safety notice advised the medical community that the product would no longer be sold because of the higher than expected rate of reoperation and hernia recurrence.

There are numerous hernia mesh products that are available for use by surgeons in the United States. Complications have been reported for hernia mesh products manufactured by a number of different companies including:

    • Bard/Davol;
    • Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson
    • Atrium/Maquet; and
    • Covidien.

If you or a loved one had a hernia mesh surgery that caused problems or failed please contact us to discuss the matter. At Solberg Stewart Miller, we charge no fees or expenses unless our clients make a recovery. For further information regarding hernia mesh problems please contact Todd Miller at tmiller@solberglaw.com or call 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or 237.3166 (Fargo).

Essure

Essure Lawsuits FargoThis birth control product is a metal coil system placed in the fallopian tubes to prevent egg fertilization. Essure was intended as a safe and permanent form of birth control for women who were finished having children.

Complications have arisen with the device, including expulsion, organ perforation and migration within the abdomen. Thousands of women have been affected by conditions caused by the Essure device. These include:

 

·Perforated uterus or fallopian tubes
·Intense pelvic pain
·Autoimmune diseases
·Allergic reactions
·Abnormal bleeding
·Incontinence
·Bowel problems
·Uterine or ovarian cysts
·Uterine fibroids
·Urinary tract infections
·Sexual dysfunction
·Blood clots
·Thyroid disease

There are reports of women experiencing gastrointestinal disorders and chronic pain in various parts of the body because of the Essure device. Many women have required surgery, including hysterectomy, to either save their lives or stop the severe, ongoing pain. Other women have gotten pregnant because the device either migrated or otherwise failed. Many of these pregnancies are ectopic, meaning the fertilized egg is implanted in the fallopian tubes and never migrates to the uterus. It is not possible for the embryo to survive, but its growth in the tube threatens the life of the mother without prompt medical attention.

Solberg Stewart Miller, a law firm that handles defective medical devices and bad drug cases, is now investigating Essure lawsuits. If you would like to explore your legal options, please contact our Firm today to learn more about the process for filing your own Essure lawsuit. If you live in Minnesota or North Dakota or any other state call Solberg Stewart Miller, a North Dakota and Minnesota bad drug law firm, at 701-237-3166 in Fargo, North Dakota or 1-877-237-3166 (toll free). Or you can email Todd Miller at Essure Lawsuit Attorney – Todd Miller.

At the Solberg law firm, initial consultations are always free and if we take your case, you pay nothing in attorney fees or expenses unless you make a recovery. Solberg Stewart Miller does not represent medical device manufacturers or drug manufacturers. Rather, Solberg Stewart Miller represent people in North Dakota or Minnesota or other states for injury cases against manufacturers of defective medical devices and bad drugs.

There are strict time deadlines for bringing such cases so you should immediately call the Solberg Stewart & Miller law firm in Fargo at 237-3166 or toll free at 877-237-3166 (toll free). Or you can email Essure Lawsuit Attorney – Todd Miller.

Abilify

abilify lawsuit attorneyAbilify is used to treat those suffering from schizophrenia, depression, or bipolar disorder. Abilify may be associated with compulsive gambling.

If you or a loved one suffered while on Abilify, contact Mike Miller at Solberg, Stewart, & Miller for a free consultation. mmiller@solberglaw.com We will represent Abilify clients in North Dakota and Minnesota. Call 701.237.3166 or toll free 1.877.237.3166. No recovery, no fee.

Lyrica

lyrica lawsuit attorneyLyrica is an FDA-approved drug used to treat neuropathic pain and epilepsy. It also may often be prescribed “off-label” for various other conditions such as depression, fibromyalgia, anxiety, hot flashes, bipolar disorder, shingles, and migraines. Lyrica has recently been associated with increased risks of major birth defects when taken during pregnancy.

If you or a loved one suffered  while on Lyrica, contact Mike Miller at Solberg, Stewart, & Miller for a free consultation.mmiller@solberglaw.com We will represent Lyrica clients in North Dakota and Minnesota. Call 701.237.3166 or toll free 1.877.237.3166. No recovery, no fee.

Zyban

zyban lawsuit attorneysZyban is a smoking cessation drug also marketed under the brand name Wellbutrin. Studies have linked Zyban to heart birth defects in women using Zyban during pregnancy. Zyban is a drug which is used to help a person “stop smoking”. Often, women who are pregnant and who want to stop smoking may take Zyban. Unfortunately, a recent study showed that Zyban was linked to certain heart defects in babies. If you took Zyban during your pregnancy and your baby has been diagnosed with a heart defect, you and your child may have a substantial claim.

If you or a loved one suffered  while on Zyban, contact Mike Miller at Solberg, Stewart, & Miller for a free consultation. mmiller@solberglaw.com We will represent Zyban clients in North Dakota and Minnesota. Call 701.237.3166 or toll free 1.877.237.3166. No recovery, no fee.

Pradaxa Lawsuit

pradaxa lawsuit North dakotaPradaxa is a new blood thinning drug. It is in a class of drugs known as anticoagulants or blood thinners often prescribed for stroke or blood clots. Pradaxa was approved by the FDA in 2010 as a blood thinner that was superior to Warfarin because it allegedly required less monitoring. However, users of Warfarin who experience abdominal bleeding can counteract those side effects with Vitamin K, while there is no similar solution available to address Pradaxa bleeding. The FDA received hundreds of reports of Pradaxa problems involving internal bleeding and other complications, including death.

If you or a loved one took Pradaxa and suffered any of these side effects, you may have a substantial claim:

  • Severe internal bleeding,
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding,
  • Brain hemorrhage,
  • Kidney bleeding,
  • Heart attack and
  • Death

Solberg Law Pradaxa injury attorneys are located in Fargo, North Dakota. Pradaxa is a blood thinner. A recent study showed that patients taking Pradaxa have a much higher risk of heart attack or severe symptoms of heart disease.

Levaquin

LevaquinLevaquin (levofloxacin) is an antibiotic used to treat prostatis and bacterial infections of the upper respiratory and urinary tracts. The drug has been associated with an increased risk of tendon rupture, particularly involving the Achilles tendon in the heel, but also involving ruptured tendons in the shoulder, elbow, knee and hand. Levaquin is a popular antibiotic that can apparently cause injuries to the aorta, particularly aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection.

A growing number of Levaquin tendon rupture lawsuits have been filed against the drug’s maker Johnson & Johnson, and their subsidiary Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals. As tendon rupture lawsuits are filed in federal court, the cases are transferred to the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, where Judge John R. Tunheim is overseeing the consolidated pretrial litigation.

If you or a loved one suffered a tendon rupture while on Levaquin, contact Mike Miller at Solberg, Stewart, & Miller for a free consultation. mmiller@solberglaw.com We will represent Levaquinn rupture clients in North Dakota and Minnesota. Call 701.237.3166 or toll free 1.877.237.3166. No recovery, no fee.

Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid – PPI Lawsuits

Proton pump inhibitor lawsuitsHeartburn Medication and Kidney Disease or Failure

Recently certain types of heartburn medications, called Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been liked to people developing kidney disease or failure. Any sort of kidney disease can be devastating on the body. The body relies on the kidneys to not only remove wastes and toxins in the blood, but they help maintain blood pressure and blood acid-base balance, as well making sure certain nutrients are absorbed in the body. Some of the PPIs linked to kidney disease are:

  • AcipHex
  • Dexilant
  • Nexium
  • Prevacide
  • Prilosec
  • Protonix
  • Zegerid

The recent research has indicated that the following problems have been seen in people taking PPIs:

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Acute kidney injury, or acute renal failure
  • Interstitial nephritis
  • End-stage renal failure, or end-stage renal disease

If you or a loved one was on a Prilosec, Nexium or a different PPI when you experienced kidney disease or failure please contact us to discuss the matter. At Solberg Stewart Miller, we charge no fees or expenses unless our clients make a recovery. For further information regarding Prilosec, Nexium and other PPIs and kidney disease please contact Todd Miller at tmiller@solberglaw.com or call 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or 237.3166 (Fargo).

Bair Hugger Lawsuit

Bair Hugger lawsuitBair Hugger warming blankets are used for many hip and knee surgeries. Unfortunately, it is believed that the use of Bair Hugger forced air warmer systems may lead to serious infections for some patients. Some of the Bair hugger side effects are infections. Several claims involving this device are already pending in U.S. courts, all of which allege that joint implant patients treated with the Bair Hugger were exposed to dangerously contaminated air and as a result they suffered from serious infections. If you or a loved one were harmed in this manner, you may have a substantial claim for damages against 3M, the manufacturer of Bair Huggers.

Solberg Stewart Miller Bair Hugger lawsuit attorneys that brings claims against medical device manufacturers who market “dangerous” medical devices. Our law firm does not represent the manufacturer of Bair Hugger or any other medical device manufacturer but rather is investigating potential lawsuits against Bair Hugger in North Dakota and Minnesota as well as other states.

Solberg Stewart Miller is a law firm that brings claims against medical device manufacturers who market “dangerous” medical devices. Our law firm does not represent the manufacturer of Bair Hugger or any other medical device manufacturer but rather is investigating potential lawsuits against Bair Hugger in North Dakota and Minnesota as well as other states. At Solberg Stewart Miller, in medical device cases and bad drug cases, we charge no fees or expenses unless our clients make a recovery. For further information from North Dakota and Minnesota attorneys investigating Bair Hugger lawsuits contact Mike Miller at Bair Hugger Lawsuit Attorney Mike Miller or call 1.877.237.3166 (toll free). In Fargo the telephone number is 237.3166.

T-gel, Androgel,Testosterone and Heart Attacks and Strokes

testosterone laswsuitsAccording to recent studies, Low Testosterone (Low-T) treatment such as AndroGel and other “Low-T” treatments, may increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes in older and middle aged men, especially if they had a history of heart disease. Lawsuits allege the manufacturers of Low-T therapies (uch as Androgel) have a duty to warn patients about the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

A National Cancer Institute study revealed that some men have an increased risk of suffering heart attacks while using prescription testosterone therapies. The study found that men over the age of 65, as well as patients younger than 65 with a history of heart disease, had twice the rate of heart attacks in the three months after beginning testosterone therapy when compared to the year prior to treatment.

Another study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association had similar results, finding that older men had a 29% increase in stroke, heart attack and death when undergoing testosterone therapy.

The link between testosterone and heart attacks also is supported by a 2009 federally-funded research study intended to address whether testosterone gels could help older men build muscle. The study was stopped before it was concluded because researchers noticed that some of the study’s participants were suffering heart attacks and other cardiac problems.

Solberg Stewart Miller is a law firm that brings claims against drug manufacturers who market “dangerous drugs”. Our law firm does not represent the manufacturers of T-Gel, Androgel or any Testosterone drug but rather is investigating potential lawsuits against T-Gel, Androgel, Testostorone drugs in North Dakota and Minnesota as well as other states.

At Solberg Stewart Miller, in pharmaceutical cases we charge no fees or expenses unless our clients make a recovery. For further information from North Dakota and Minnesota attorneys investigating T-Gel, Androgel, Testosterone contact Mike Miller at Email Testosterone Attorney or call 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or 237.3166 (Fargo).

Onglyza Lawsuits

Onglyza lawsuitsOnglyza, a diabetes drug, may cause cancer or heart failure. Solberg Stewart Miller is reviewing potential Onglyza lawsuits for individuals throughout the United States who have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or heart failure that may have been caused by the popular type 2 diabetes drug—Onglyza.

Recent studies have suggested that side effects of Onglyza may increase the risk of chronic pancreatitis, which may cause some users to develop pancreatic cancer. Other research has also indicated that there may be a link between Onglyza and heart failure.

It is possible that the drug manufacturers may have withheld important information about the risk of health problems from Onglyza. As a result, financial compensation may be available through a product liability lawsuit for individuals diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or heart failure;

Solberg Stewart Miller is a law firm that brings claims against drug manufacturers who market “dangerous drugs”. Our law firm does not represent the manufacturers of Onglyza but rather is investigating potential lawsuits against Onglyza in North Dakota and Minnesota as well as other states.

At Solberg Stewart Miller, in bad drug cases, we charge no fees or expenses unless our clients make a recovery. For further information from North Dakota and Minnesota attorneys investigating the diabetes drug, Onglyza, contact Mike Miller at mmiller@solberglaw.com or call 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or 237.3166 (Fargo).

IVC Filters

ifc filter lawsuitsAn IVC filter (inferior vena cava filter) is a device that surgeons implant in the veins of patients during a surgical procedure to prevent blood clots from entering into a patient’s lungs. The IVC filter device is an alternative to blood thinning medication. An IVC filter has the appearance similar to a coat hanger.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received many reports about IVC filters. These adverse reports state that patients have experienced punctured organs, blood vessels, and filter migration to different parts of the body. In 2010, the FDA released a warning about IVC filters stating that these devices have various risks and should be removed as soon as the risk of blood clot subsides. The IVC filter can break loose and migrate throughout the body causing serious injuries and/or death.

IVC filters are made by C.R. Bard and Cook Group Inc. There are three brands in particular that have been the subject of various lawsuits: the Bard Recovery filter, the Bard G2 filter, and the Bard G2 Express filter.

Solberg Stewart Miller is a law firm that brings claims against drug and medical device manufacturers who market “dangerous medical devices or drugs”. Our law firm does not represent the manufacturers of IVC filters but rather is investigating potential lawsuits against IVC filters in North Dakota and Minnesota as well as other states.

At Solberg Stewart Miller, in medical device cases, we charge no fees or expenses unless our clients make a recovery. For further information from North Dakota and Minnesota attorneys investigating IVC filters contact Mike Miller at mmiller@solberglaw.com or call 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or 237.3166 (Fargo).

Zofran and Birth Defects

Zofran and Birth DefectsZofran, an anti-nausea drug that is used “off-label” for morning sickness, has been linked to an increased risk of birth defects, including heart defects and cleft palate, according to several recent studies. Numerous Zofran lawsuits are being filed across the country against GlaxoSmithKlein, the manufacturer of Zofran.

For example, a lawsuit has been filed by a woman who took Zofran during her first trimester of pregnancy and had a baby with three heart defects, facial deformities, webbed toes, and a number of other birth defects. Solberg Stewart Miller is investigating possible Zofran lawsuits. Solberg Stewart Miller represents people injured by bad drugs. We do not represent drug manufacturers. We do not represent GlaxoSmithKline.

Solberg Stewart Miller represents plaintiffs on a contingent-fee basis, which means that if there is no recovery there will be no fees. Attorney consultations incur no obligation on your part and all initial consultations are free of charge. If Solberg Stewart Miller agrees to accept your case, the attorney fees are based on a percentage of your recovery. There are strict time deadlines, called Statutes of Limitations, which must be met in all cases. If you took Zofran while pregnant and your baby was born with significant birth defects, you must file and serve your lawsuit before the time deadline or you will be forever barred from bringing such a case.

Fortunately, if you used Zofran in in North Dakota or Minnesota the time deadlines are longer than in some other states. Nevertheless, there are still strict time deadlines in North Dakota and Minnesota, just like other states, and if you miss the deadline you cannot pursue your claim. Therefore, if you believe that your baby has suffered birth defects caused by Zofran you should immediately contact an attorney.

It appears that many babies may have been harmed by Zofran. If you or a family member were on Zofran and your baby was born with significant birth defects please contact our North Dakota and Minnesota Zofran Injury Attorneys today and get the legal protection that you deserve. Call attorney Todd Miller, attorney Mike Miller or attorney Dan Phillips at 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or 237.3166 (Fargo) or send an email message to tmiller@solberglaw.com.

Baby Powder Can Cause Ovarian Cancer

Jury orders J&J to pay $72 million in talcum powder lawsuit.

In continuing coverage, the AP (2/23, Zagier) reports that a “Missouri jury has awarded $72 million to the family of an Alabama woman who died from ovarian cancer, which she said was caused by using Johnson & Johnson’s well-known baby powder and other products containing talcum.” The jury determined that J&J must pay $10 million in actual damages in $62 million in punitive damages. Reuters (2/23, Stempel) and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (2/23, Bell, 808K) also cover the story.

Study links genital talc usage to higher risk of ovarian cancer.

Reuters (3/3, Cohen) reports a new study by researchers at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston suggests women who powder their genitals with talc on a regular basis have a one-third higher risk of ovarian cancer. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not include talc as a risk factor for ovarian cancer, in 2006 it was labeled as a possible carcinogenic by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. Reuters notes that the author of the study has testified as a paid expert in cases such as the recent lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, which resulted in $72 million in damages to the family of the decedent.

baby powder can cause ovarian cancerSolberg Stewart Miller is investing possible Baby Powder lawsuits on behalf of ladies who regularly use Baby Powder and have now been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Talcum powder has been found to cause ovarian cancer when used by women for perineal hygiene. Johnson & Johnson, a major manufacturer of talc-based baby powder and body powder. Numerous lawsuits have been filed accusing Johnson and Johnson of failing to warn consumers of the risks of talcum powder. Ovarian cancer is a serious disease and is expected to result in thousands of deaths this year in the United States.

The first talcum powder/ovarian cancer lawsuit was brought – and won – against Johnson & Johnson in federal court in 2013. A lawyer representing the cosmetic giant admitted executives had known about the association between baby powder and ovarian cancer for years but did not deem the risk significant enough to require a product warning.

Solberg Stewart Miller represents plaintiffs on a contingent-fee basis, which means that if there is no recovery there will be no fees. Attorney consultations incur no obligation on your part and all initial consultations are free of charge. If Solberg Stewart Miller agrees to accept your case, the attorney fees are based on a percentage of your recovery.

There are strict time deadlines, called Statutes of Limitations, which must be met in all cases. If you have a Talcum Powder case but do not file and serve your lawsuit before the time deadline you will be forever barred from bringing such a case.

Fortunately, if you used talcum powder in North Dakota or Minnesota the time deadlines are longer than in some other states. Nevertheless, there are still strict time deadlines in North Dakota and Minnesota, just like other states, and if you miss the deadline you cannot pursue your claim. Therefore, if you believe that you or your loved one may have a Baby Powder claim because you have been diagnosed with Ovarian cancer, you should immediately contact an attorney.

Many people have been affected by the use of Baby Powder. If you or a family member has been injured and now suffer from ovarian cancer due to the use of Baby Powder (talcum powder) please contact our North Dakota and Minnesota talcum powder (Baby Powder) Attorneys today and get the legal protection that you deserve. Call attorney Todd Miller, attorney Mike Miller or attorney Dan Phillips at 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or 237.3166 (Fargo) or send an email message to tmiller@solberglaw.com.

Uterine Cancer lawsuits and Morcellators

morcellator lawsuit settlementFederal health regulators have warned that power morcellators, a type of surgical tool used in laparoscopic hysterectomies and fibroid removal procedures, may promote the spread of a rare, but often deadly, form of uterine cancer.

Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) and other morcellator manufacturers have already been named in at least one power morcellator lawsuit alleging the use of the devices can promote the spread of uterine sarcoma. In all of these cases the women never knew that they had hidden, undetectable cancer. Studies have shown that 1 in 350 women have the hidden, undetectable cancer. Solberg Stewart Miller, a law firm that handles defective medical devices and bad drug cases, is now investigating uterine cancer lawsuits by women whose cancer may have been spread by a power morcellator. If you would like to explore your legal options, please contact our Firm today to learn more about the process for filing your own power morcellator lawsuit. If you live in Minnesota or North Dakota or any other state call Solberg Stewart Miller, a North Dakota and Minnesota bad drug lawfirm, at 701-237-3166 in Fargo, North Dakota or 1-877-237-3166 (toll free). Or you can email Todd Miller at tmiller@solberglaw.com.

Power morcellators use long, tube-shaped blades to cut uterine tissue into small pieces. This allows a surgeon performing a laparoscopic hysterectomy, to remove the tissue through a small incision. Power morcellators are also frequently used to remove uterine fibroids.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a safety alert to discourage the use of power morcellators in women undergoing hysterectomies and/or fibroid removal. According to the alert, power morcellation poses a risk of spreading undetected cancerous cells beyond the uterus.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with uterine cancer or it has spread since a hysterectomy or fibroid removal, you or your loved one may have a significant claim and should contact an attorney immediately. At the Solberg law firm, initial consultations are always free and if we take your case, you pay nothing in attorney fees or expenses unless you make a recovery. Solberg Stewart Miller, does not represent medical device manufacturers or drug manufacturers. Rather, Solberg Stewart Miller represent people in North Dakota or Minnesota or other states for in injury cases against manufacturers of defective medical devices and bad drugs.
There are strict time deadlines for bringing such cases so you should immediately call the Solberg Stewart & Miller law firm in Fargo at 237-3166 or toll free at 877-237-3166 (toll free). Or you can email tmiller@solberglaw.com.

Infuse Bone Graft Lawsuit

infuse bone graft attorneys north dakotaInfuse Bone Graft Problems

The Infuse bone graft is used in many neck and back surgeries. It consists of liquid bone protein (BMP-2) that promotes bone growth. The BMP-2 is placed inside a small cage that is implanted into the spine. Infuse is a registered trademark of Medtronic, Inc. which has its headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The FDA approved Infuse for only one type of spine surgery – anterior approach lumbar fusion—low back fusion performed through the front rather than through the a person’s back. It is not approved by the FDA for posterior approach lumbar fusion surgeries (through the back) and also not approved for surgery on the neck or cervical spine.

Despite its limited authorized use, many patients have received Infuse in off-label uses during surgery on the lumbar or cervical spine.

Recent data suggests that many patients implanted with Infuse had complications and side effects such as excessive bone growth, ectopic bone growth, pain and other problems including formation of cysts, cancer and infertility in men.

Solberg Stewart Miller is a law firm that brings claims against drug manufacturers who market “dangerous drugs” and also medical devices. Our law firm does not represent the manufacturer of Infuse or any other medical device manufacturer but rather is investigating potential lawsuits against Infuse in North Dakota and Minnesota as well as other states.

At Solberg Stewart Miller, in pharmaceutical cases and medical device cases, we charge no fees or expenses unless our clients make a recovery. For further information from North Dakota and Minnesota attorneys investigating Infuse lawsuits contact Mike Miller at mmiller@solberglaw.com or call 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or 237.3166 (Fargo)

Byetta Diabetes Drug

Over 200 lawsuits have been brought against the manufacturers of the diabetes drugs Byetta, Januvia, Janumet and Victoza alleging these drugs increase the risk of pancreatic cancer.

Numerous studies have revealed a correlation between Byetta, Januvia and pancreatic cancer– one of the most deadly types of the disease with a very low survival rate.

Solberg, Stewart & Miller is a law firm that brings claims against drug manufacturers who market “dangerous drugs”. Our law firm does not represent the manufacturer of Byetta or Januvia or other diabetes drugs but rather is investigating potential lawsuits against Byetta or Januvia or other diabetes drugs in North Dakota and Minnesota as well as other states.

At Solberg, Stewart & Miller, in pharmaceutical cases we charge no fees or expenses unless our clients make a recovery. For further information from North Dakota and Minnesota attorneys investigating Byetta or Januvia lawsuits contact Todd Miller at tmiller@solberglaw.com or call 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or 237.3166 (Fargo).

Risperdal Attorneys

risperdal attorneys north dakotaRisperdal and Breast Enlargement in Boys

Risperdal is an anti-psychotic drug approved to treat symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism. The use of Risperdal has been linked to a condition called gynecomastia, or the enlargement of male breast tissue. This can be emotionally very traumatic for a young boy and cause permanent psychological harm. In some cases, surgery is necessary.

Risperdal is manufactured and sold by Johnson and Johnson. Hundreds of personal injury lawsuits have been filed on behalf of boys or young men against Johnson and Johnson. In addition, Johnson and Johnson has had to pay millions of dollars to resolve federal and state government allegations that the company illegally marketed several drugs, including Risperdal.

Solberg, Stewart & Miller is a law firm that brings claims against drug manufacturers who market dangerous drugs. Our law firm does not represent the manufacturer of Risperdal but rather is investigating potential lawsuits against Risperdal in North Dakota and Minnesota.

At Solberg, Stewart & Miller, in pharmaceutical cases we charge no fees or expenses unless our clients make a recovery. For further information from North Dakota and Minnesota attorneys investigating Risperdal lawsuits contact Mike Miller at mmiller@solberglaw.com or call 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or 237.3166 (Fargo).

Lipitor may cause Diabetes

lipitor lawsuit attorneysIf you or a loved one took Lipitor and subsequently were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you may have a substantial claim and be entitled to significant compensation. This is especially true if you are a woman and took Lipitor in North Dakota or Minnesota and a number of other states.

Lipitor is a drug used to inhibit the production of bad cholesterol to prevent heart disease. Lipitor has been found to significantly increase the risk of type II diabetes especially for postmenopausal women. A series of clinical studies published over the past 10 years have documented the Lipitor diabetes risk and prompted the FDA to release a Drug Safety Communication in February of 2012 to warn patients and doctors of Lipitor’s hazards.

Lipitor is one of the most commonly-used medications in the United States. Over 21 million Americans rely on Lipitor and other similar drugs to lower heart disease risks., including one in four Americans over the age of 45.

Solberg Stewart Miller represents plaintiffs on a contingent-fee basis, which means that if there is no recovery there will be no fees. We do not represent drug manufacturers. Attorney consultations incur no obligation on your part and all initial consultations are free of charge. If Solberg Stewart Miller agrees to accept your case, the attorney fees are based on a percentage of your recovery.

There are strict time deadlines, called Statutes of Limitations, which must be met in all such cases. If you have a Lipitor case but do not file and serve your lawsuit before the time deadline you will be forever barred from bringing such a case. Fortunately, if you took Lipitor in North Dakota or Minnesota the time deadlines are longer than in some other states. Nevertheless, there are still strict time deadlines in North Dakota and Minnesota, just like other states and if you miss the deadline you cannot pursue your claim. Therefore, if you believe that you or your loved one may have a Lipitor claim because you took Lipitor, and now suffer with type 2 diabetes you should immediately contact an attorney.

Many people have been affected by the use of Lipitor. If you or a family member has been injured and now suffer with diabetes due to the use of Lipitor please contact our North Dakota and Minnesota Lipitor Attorneys today and get the legal protection that you deserve. We represent injured people and not drug companies. Call attorney Mike Miller or attorney Todd Miller at 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or 237.3166 (Fargo) or send an email message to mmiller@solberglaw.com.

Tylenol and Liver Failure Lawsuits

Tylenol Liver Failure LawsuitHave you been diagnosed with liver failure? Do you take Tylenol prior to your liver failure? If you took Tylenol and have been diagnosed with liver failure you may have a “very significant claim” for compensation against McNeil-PPC, the manufacturer of Tylenol. McNeil-PPC is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. If you or a loved one suffered liver failure after using a Tylenol product, there is still time to join this growing litigation

Over 100 lawsuits have been filed against McNeil-PPC alleging that the drug maker’s popular pain reliever, Tylenol, causes severe liver failure and that McNeil-PPC failed to warn consumers about the dangers. It is expected that hundreds of more cases will be filed in the future.

Tylenol lawsuits are complex so it is important to contact a law firm who has experience in pharmaceutical litigation. In general, the lawsuits allege that Tylenol is defective because it failed to carry adequate warnings; was improperly designed or manufactured; and it was negligently designed and marketed by the manufacturer.

Our firm is investigating potential cases were individuals suffered the following after using Tylenol: 1. Acute Liver Failure, Sudden Liver Failure, Hospitalization Due to Liver Failure, Liver Transplants, or Death.

In addition to simply taking more than the recommended dosage of Tylenol (up to 4g per day) people have been known to be at a higher risk of liver failure if they are malnourished, fasting, or reducing their caloric intake (less than 500 calories per day). Simply having the flu and not being able to properly eat can significantly increase the risk of liver failure when a person takes Tylenol. Another group at high risk are people who take Tylenol and are already taking other prescription drugs that contain acetaminophen because the people simply do not know that their prescriptions contain acetaminophen.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with liver failure and were on Tylenol in the past, you can contact the Solberg Stewart Miller law firm at 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or 237-3166 (Fargo). You can also contact our firm by sending an email message to tmiller@solberglaw.com for information on Tylenol and liver failure claims. Initial consultations are always free and if you make no recovery you never pay anything for attorney fees or expenses.

We do not and will not represent McNeil-PPC in Tylenol lawsuits or on any other matter. We will represent people in North Dakota and Minnesota injured by Tylenol. We will also work with other attorneys in other states to represent people injured by Tylenol anyplace in the United States. Contact Solberg Stewart Miller today for more information on Tylenol and liver failure claims.

Trans Vaginal Mesh Products

Hits J&J Unit With $4.4M Verdict Over Pelvic Implant

A Georgia federal jury on Thursday hit a Johnson & Johnson unit with a $4.4 million verdict, finding that a defective pelvic mesh implant caused a Florida woman’s recurring infections and incontinence in one of hundreds of cases targeting the company

Mesh surgical products are nothing new. In the mid 1940s they became popular in surgeries involving hernia repairs. So the FDA fast-tracked the new trans vaginal mesh (TVM) or pelvic mesh products without the normal trials required for new products. In 2002 when the TVM was approved the warnings of complications were listed as “rare”. Then in 2011, the FDA corrected itself informing the public that 10 percent of women with the mesh experienced problems within the first year after surgery.

Surgeons can either insert the TVM through the vagina or through an incision in the abdomen. However, although the abdominal incision method has far less complications, it is not the common method used by surgeons. The mesh is reported to shift, erode and cause infections. The manufacturer of the TVM products is now being sued, but they argue that inexperienced surgeons are really to blame.

Meanwhile, for thousands of women across the country the results have been disastrous. One woman’s doctor suggested she get the transvaginal mesh after childbirth left her with incontinence when she laughed or coughed. After the surgery, she described feeling extreme pain like “razors were slicing her organs”. The mesh even cut her partners genitalia during sex. Now, intercourse is out of the question.

It is difficult for the average person to know what to do or who to turn to when a medical crisis like this arises. The legal professionals of Solberg Stewart Miller in Fargo, ND are prepared to help you if you have been injured by a TVM product. Contact them at 701.237.3166 or toll free at 877.237.3166.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/08/pelvic-mesh-lawsuits-surgical_n_2647435.html

Actos

actos bladder cancer problemsIf you or a loved one took Actos and subsequently were diagnosed with bladder cancer, you may have a substantial claim and be entitled to significant compensation. This is true if you took Actos in North Dakota or in a different state.
Solberg Stewart Miller represents plaintiffs who were on Actos and were subsequently diagnosed with bladder cancer. Actos is a drug used to treat Type II Diabetes Mellitis and it has been on the market since 1999 in the United States. Actos was manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Japan’s largest drug manufacturer, and marketed in the United States by Eli Lilly & Co. Both companies are subject to these lawsuits. Shortly after being introduced in 1999, Actos became one of the best selling drugs on the market.

Recent studies have shown that Actos users have a higher risk of bladder cancer, especially in people who have used the drug for over one year. Actos is still on the market but there are stricter warnings regarding the connection between the drug and bladder cancer. The FDA, in fact, has requested that the manufactures place a black box warning on Actos, which is the FDA’s strictest warning. You should consult with your doctor before you stop taking any drug.

Solberg Stewart Miller represents plaintiffs on a contingent-fee basis, which means that if there is no recovery there will be no fees. Attorney consultations incur no obligation on your part and all initial consultations are free of charge. If Solberg Stewart Miller agrees to accept your case, the attorney fees are based on a percentage of your recovery.
There have been over 1,200 Actos cases filed so far across the United States. Because there have been so many people injured while taking Actos, a special court, called the MDL court, has been established in the Western District of Louisiana. This court is overseeing the discovery issues in this case. The Honorable Rebecca Doherty the judge overseeing the Actos cases in that court.

There are strict time deadlines, called Statutes of Limitations, which must be met in all such cases. If you have an Actos case but do not file and serve your lawsuit before the time deadline you will be forever barred from bringing such a case.

Fortunately, if you took Actos in North Dakota or Minnesota the time deadlines are longer than in some other states. Nevertheless, there are still strict time deadlines in North Dakota and Minnesota, just like other states and if you miss the deadline you cannot pursue your claim. Therefore, if you believe that you or your loved one may have an Actos claim because you took Actos, and now suffer from bladder cancer, you should immediately contact an attorney.

Many people have been affected by the use of Actos. If you or a family member has been injured and now suffer from bladder cancer due to the use of Actos please contact our North Dakota and Minnesota Actos Attorneys today and get the legal protection that you deserve. Call attorney Mike Miller or attorney Todd Miller at 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or 237.3166 (Fargo) or send an email message to mmiller@solberglaw.com.

“Vaginal Mesh” lawsuits

vaginal mesh patch lawsuitsSome women who received transvaginal mesh/sling products (also called pelvic mesh or vaginal mesh) have suffered from serious complications. From 2005 to 2010, there have been nearly 4,000 injuries reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following the placement of a transvaginal mesh device.

A transvaginal mesh patch is a surgically implanted device that stretches across the vaginal wall to add extra support to damaged tissues. By adding strength to damaged vaginal walls, the vaginal mesh patches can be effective treatment for a number of conditions that may occur after childbirth and pregnancy. The conditions they are normally designed to correct include pelvic organ prolapse (POP) – a condition in which organs of the lower abdominal region slip out of place – and stress urinary incontinence, which is characterized by the inability to control urination. Unfortunately, the failure of these products can lead to the need for multiple operations to remove the mesh and to repair extensive damage caused by the products.

If you or a loved one have a transvaginal mesh patch and subsequently suffered any of the following problems you could have a substantial claim:

  • Chronic vaginal drainage
  • Erosion of the vaginal tissue
  • Feeling as though something is protruding from the vagina
  • Lower back pain
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Perforations of the bowel, bladder or blood vessels
  • Pressure or feeling of “fullness” in the lower abdomen
  • Reoccurrence of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
  • Urinary problems
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Vaginal infections
  • Vaginal pain not related to intercourse
  • Vaginal scarring

There are strict time deadlines for bringing such cases so you should immediately call the Solberg, Stewart & Miller law firm in Fargo at 237-3166 or toll free at 877-237-3166. Or you can email mmiller@solberglaw.com.

At the Solberg law firm, initial consultations are always free and if we take your case, you pay nothing in attorney fees or expenses unless you make a recovery.

“Metal on Metal” HIPS

Metal on Metal HIPSThere are growing safety concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, which recent studies suggest are more likely to fail than traditional plastic hips.

Metal hip joints have been under scrutiny due to reports of pain and swelling that have sometimes required removal.

In 2010, Johnson & Johnson recalled roughly 90,000 DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System hip implants and DePuy ASR hip resurfacing implants.

The FDA has asked device companies to conduct additional follow-up studies to monitor problems with the implants. Recently, British experts said doctors should stop using metal hip joints because data shows they have to be fixed or replaced more often than older implants.

In addition to the hips recalled by Johnson & Johnson, we are also investigating possible actions against other metal-on-metal hip components including hip products made by Stryker, Wright, and Zimmer.

Individuals who have “metal on metal” hip implants should see their doctors about any concerns, especially if they are experiencing problems such as unexplained hip pain, or loosening of their implant, or failure of hip replacement, or have had or need to have additional hip surgery to replace their implant.

If you or a loved one has suffered any of these problems with your hip implant you may have a significant claim. Our law firm does not represent the manufactures of any hip implant devices, but rather we are handling personal injury hip implant cases against those manufacturers. For more information contact Mike Miller at mmiller@solberglaw.com or call 237.3166 (Fargo) or 1.877.237.3166 (toll free). Also visit our website at www.solberglaw.com.

If you make no recovery you pay nothing for attorney fees or expenses!

Artificial Knee problems

Do you have an artificial knee that was implanted anytime beginning 2003 to the present?   If so, have you experienced:

Knee replacement failure
Loosening of replacement knee
Other knee complications and pain

Some knee replacement  components can  loosen causing pain and discomfort and ultimately require additional surgery to replace the failing replacement knee.

If you have a knee replacement system that has loosened or is otherwise causing you pain and/or a decrease in mobility contact Solberg, Stewart & Miller for a free consultation.  Email mmiller@solberglaw.com or call Mike Miller at 237-3166 in Fargo or toll free at 1-877-237-3166.  You may have a “significant claim”.  If we pursue a claim on your behalf you pay nothing unless and until you win.

Granuflo and Naturalyte Dialysis Solution

BREAKING: Fresenius Strikes $250M Deal To Settle Dialysis Drug MDL

Fresenius Medical Care has reached a $250 million agreement in principle to settle multidistrict litigation over the alleged side effects from its dialysis drugs GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, the company said Wednesday, a day after a bellwether trial was scheduled to begin in Massachusetts federal court.

If you or a loved one were on dialysis and subsequently were diagnosed with cardiopulmonary arrest or death, you may have a substantial claim and may be entitled to significant compensation. This is true if you were on dialysis in North Dakota or Minnesota or in a different state.

Solberg Stewart Miller represents plaintiffs who were on dialysis and were subsequently diagnosed with cardiopulmonary arrest or death.

Granuflo and Naturalyte are acid solutions that are used during dialysis. Granuflo and Naturalyte were made by Fresenius Medical Care, which is one of the leading manufactures for these types of products for the dialysis treatment. It is believed that over 100,000 people in the United States alone have been treated with Frensenius products during dialysis treatments. A Fresenius Medical Care internal memo was leaked to the FDA, leading the FDA to issue a Class I Recall.

According to the FDA website:
“FDA issued a Class I Recall notice for Fresenius Medical Care North America Naturalyte Liquid Acid Concentrate and Naturalyte GranuFlo (powder) Acid Concentrate. Inappropriate prescription of these products can lead to a high serum bicarbonate level in patients undergoing hemodialysis. This may contribute to metabolic alkalosis, which is a significant risk factor associated with low blood pressure, hypokalemia, hypoxemia, hypercapnia and cardiac arrhythmia, which, if not appropriately treated, may culminate in cardiopulmonary arrest. This product may cause serious adverse health consequences, including death.”
See: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm305630.htm

On March 29, 2012, the FDA issued a recall of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, stating that the use of these products can result in dangerously high levels of bicarbonate, which can cause metabolic alkalosis – a condition associated with low blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, heart attack, cardiac arrest and other cardiovascular problems.

Solberg Stewart Miller represents plaintiffs on a contingent-fee basis, which means that if there is no recovery there will be no fees. Attorney consultations incur no obligation on your part and all initial consultations are free of charge. If Solberg Stewart Miller agrees to accept your case, the attorney fees are based on a percentage of your recovery.

There are strict time deadlines, called Statutes of Limitations, which must be met in all such cases. If you have a Granuflo or Naturalye case but do not file and serve your lawsuit before the time deadline you will be forever barred from bringing such a case. Fortunately, if you took Granuflo or Naturalyte in North Dakota or Minnesota the time deadlines are longer than in some other states. Nevertheless, there are still strict time deadlines in North Dakota and Minnesota, just like other states and if you miss the deadline you cannot pursue your claim. Therefore, if you believe that you or your loved one may have a Granuflo or Naturlyte claim because you were on dialysis, and suffered from cardiopulmonary arrest or death, you should immediately contact an attorney.

Accutane

Accutane attorneysIf you or a loved one took Accutane (acne medication) and subsequently were diagnosed with a bowel disease, such as Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease, you may have a substantial claim.

There are many law firms around the country that are reviewing Accutane cases on behalf of those that have suffered injuries. However, Solberg, Stewart & Miller refer your case and work with attorneys from around the country (“The Accutane Litigation Group”) who have already brought cases against Accutane’s manufacturer, Roche Pharmaceuticals, and been very successful.

The Accutane Litigation Group of attorneys have obtained verdicts of millions of dollars for clients in these cases, and are currently reviewing and accepting cases on behalf of those who have been injured from Accutane.

The Litigation Group’s success in Accutane litigation is pre-eminent; the Group has won every case, the lead attorney in all these case is a member of the Litigation Group. So far, the Litigation Group has 7 Accutane verdicts, all over $1 million and with the most recent verdict being $25 million.

Solberg, Stewart & Miller and the Litigation Group represent plaintiffs on a contingent-fee basis, which means that if there is no recovery there will be no fees. Attorney consultations incur no obligation on your part and all initial consultations are free of charge. If the Litigation Group agrees to accept your case, the attorney fees are 1/3 of your recovery (not 35% or 40%).

Each of the distinguished law firms in the Accutane Litigation Group represent a key role and combined form an effective adversary against the multi-billion-dollar-earning pharmaceutical company, Roche. If you choose to hire Solberg, Stewart & Miller, and your case is accepted, you will be represented by the following firms:

Solberg,Stewart & Miller

Hook & Bolton, P.A.

Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Echsner & Proctor, P.A.

Beggs & Lane

Krupnick, Campbell, Malone, Buser, Slama, Hancock Liberman & McKee

Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A.

Girardi Keese

Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman

Kerrigan, Estess, Rankin, McLeod & Thompson, LLP

Many people have been affected by the use of Accutane. If you or a family member have been injured due to the use of Accutane please contact our Accutane Attorneys today and get the legal protection that you deserve. Call Mike Miller at 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or 237.3166 (Fargo) or send an email message to mmiller@solberglaw.com.

Read more accutane related articles here.

Gadolinium – MRI Contrast Lawsuits

Gadolinium – MRI Contrast LawsuitsGadolinium is the contrast agent given before an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to increase the contrast of blood vessels during an MRI procedure so that the radiologist can better diagnose abnormalities. Unfortunately gadolinium is linked to a rare disease called nephrogenic systemic fibrosis or nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (NSF/NFD). This disease causes thickening or tightening of the skin and connective tissues, which severely limits a patient’s ability to move, and it also causes pain, muscle weakness, scarring of internal organs and difficulty bending joints.

Gadolinium is ordinarily quickly eliminated from the body by the kidneys. The problem occurs when the person undergoing the MRI has impaired kidney functions.

Potential lawsuits will be reviewed for any individuals who have experienced symptoms of the MRI skin disease, which could include:

– Burning, itching, swelling, hardening and tightening of the skin
– Red or dark patches on the skin

– Yellow spots on the whites of the eyes

– Stiff joints with trouble straightening or moving the limbs

– Pain in the hip bones or ribs

– Generalized muscle weakness

If you had an MRI and subsequently developed these symptoms and/or have since been diagnosed with NSF/NFD you may have a major claim for damages. Please contact Mike Miller of Solberg, Stewart & Miller for a free consultations.

Wellbutrin Birth Defects

Wellbutrin Birth DefectsWellbutrin is a drug prescribed for depression. Women are sometimes prescribed Wellbutrin during their pregnancy. Unfortunately, recently, Wellbutrin has been linked to
heart defects in babies. If you took Wellbutrin during your pregnancy and your baby has been diagnosed with a heart defect, you and your child may have a substantial cliam.

For more information, contact Mike Miller at Solberg, Stewart & Miller. The email address is mmiller@solberglaw.com or call 237.3166 in Fargo or 1.877.237.3166 (toll free). All consultations are free and if we take your case we do so on a contingency fee basis which means that if you make no recovery you pay nothing

Tylenol – liver damage

Tylenol Liver DamageTylenol is one of the most widely used over-the-counter (OTC) pain-relievers in the U.S. Unfortunately, Tylenol (acetaminophen) may cause liver damage, liver failure or even death! While generally safe in short-term use, chronic use of the drug, taking the drug at higher than recommended dosage or usage among those who drink excessive alcohol or have kidney disease can all have serious side effects such as liver failure.

A study in the July 5, 2006 Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that Tylenol may hurt the liver even at the recommended doses. In the clinical study, the highest recommended dose of Extra Strength Tylenol in healthy adults sharply increased liver enzymes, which is an early sign of possible organ damage.

Because OTC drugs, like Tylenol, do not require a prescription, many consumers mistakenly believe that these medications are completely safe.

If you or someone you love has been “diagnosed” with liver damage, liver failure or has died while taking Tylenol or acetaminophen, there may be a substantial claim against the drug manufacturer.

Protect your rights, call Mike Miller at 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or 237.3166 (Fargo) or email Mike at mmiller@solberglaw.com. Initial consultations are free. If we take your case you pay nothing unless and until there is a recovery.

Trasylol

TrasylolOur attorneys will review Trasylol cases in Fargo and throughout North Dakota and Minnesota. read more…

Propecia and erectile dysfunction (impotence)

propecia and erectile dysfunctionThe drug Propecia is prescribed to treat male pattern hair loss it may cause permanent  sexual side effects including erectile dysfunction (sometimes referred to as “impotence”)  even after stopping Propecia treatment. Erectile dysfunction (impotence) is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.

The drug is still on the market and millions of prescriptions have been filled for Propecia in the United States to help treat male pattern baldness. According to the manufacturer, Merck, there is the potential for Propecia sexual side effects, however Merck says the side effects go away after discontinuing treatment.

Solberg, Stewart & Miller are investigating possible Propecia injury lawsuits in Fargo, North Dakota and Minnesota. If the Solberg law firm takes your case, you pay nothing unless you make a recovery. If you were on Propecia and suffered erectile dysfunction which continued after you stopped taking Propecia, you may have a substantial claim. Call 237.3166 (Fargo) or 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or email mmiller@solberglaw.com.

Plavix and Serious Bleeding

Plavix, a prescription blood thinner, can carry a higher risk of a serious bleeding event.

In October of 2012, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes halted a portion of a stroke-prevention study when it found that Plavix combined with aspirin nearly doubled the risk of bleeding events and death.

A serious bleeding event can be fatal. Contact your doctor right away if you start bleeding unexpectedly, cough up blood, notice blood in your urine or have abnormal stools or have bruises that get larger.

Do not discontinue any medication until you talk to your doctor.

Our use of the term Plavix or Plavix lawsuit or Plavix injury lawsuit for this page is not meant to indicate that there is any connection between Solberg, Stewart & Miller law firm and the makers of Plavix. Plavix is a trademark of its manufacturer. Solberg, Stewart & Miller is not the maker of Plavix . Any use of the terms Plavix Lawyer(s) or Plavix Attorney(s) are used for descriptive purposes only to describe an attorney with experience in dealing with complex litigation like the Plavix lawsuit. There is no legal specialty for Plavix Lawyer(s) or Plavix Attorney(s). It is the mission of Solberg, Stewart & Miller to provide legal assistance and/or representation for people who have been injured by defective products.

If you believe you were harmed by taking the drug Plavix contact Solberg, Stewart & Miller.  We are investigating possible Plavix injury lawsuits in Fargo, North Dakota and Minnesota. If the Solberg law firm takes your case, you pay nothing unless you make a recovery. If you are on Plavix and suffer severe bleeding, you may have a substantial claim. Call 237.3166 (Fargo) or 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or email mmiller@solberglaw.com.

Meridia

In January 2010 the FDA announced it found an increased risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with a history of cardiovascular disease who used the weight loss medication Meridia (sibutramine), based on the agency’s review of additional safety data from a large study. Given the serious nature of these recent findings, the FDA requested and Abbott Laboratories agreed to add a new warning to the package insert, or label, for Meridia.The new Meridia label will include a warning which states that Meridia is not to be used in patients with a history of cardiovascular disease, such as a history of heart attack, stroke, heart arrhythmias, congestive heart failure and uncontrolled hypertension.

At the same time, the FDA said that later this year it will convene an open public advisory committee meeting to discuss Meridia’s safety. The investigation with look at the drug benefits vs. side effect risks, to determine if additional regulatory actions should be taken by the FDA as regards Meridia.

A number of lawsuits have been filed, alleging that the limited weight-loss benefits provided by Meridia are outweighed by the increased risk of cardiovascular problems. The attorneys represent people who took Meridia and had a heart attack or stroke while on Meridia.

If you or a loved one were on Meridia and suffered a heart attack or stroke you may have a significant claim against the manufacturer of Meridia. To protect your rights, contact the Solberg, Stewart & Miller law firm. All initial Meridia consultations are free. If the firm takes your Meridia case you pay no attorney fees or expenses, unless and until you make a recovery for your injuries. Contact attorney Mike Miller at mmiller@solberglaw.com or call him at 237-3166 (Fargo) or 1.877-237-3166 (toll free).

Hormone Replacement Drugs

“Hormone Replacement Therapy” drugs, like PREMPRO and PROVERA and PREMARIN, may cause breast cancer or ovarian cancer. If you were on hormone replacement drugs and were diagnosed with breast cancer or ovarian cancer in 2003 or more recently, you may have a claim against the makers of the drugs. read more…

Heart Burn Drugs and Bone Fractures

Heart Burn Drugs and Bone FracturesThe FDA announced in 2010 that they were requiring new warnings about the risk of bone fractures from Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid, Zegerid, Aciphex and Vimovo, as the popular heartburn drugs have been associated with a number of hip fractures, wrist fractures, spine fractures and other injuries.

If you believe you were harmed by taking a heart burn drug contact Solberg, Stewart & Miller.  We are investigating possible heart  burn drug injury lawsuits in Fargo, North Dakota and Minnesota. If the Solberg law firm takes your case, you pay nothing unless you make a recovery. If you are on Nexium, Prilosec or another heart burn drug and suffered a hip, wrist or other bone fracture , you may have a substantial claim. Call 237.3166 (Fargo) or 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or email mmiller@solberglaw.com.

Fosamax

FOSAMAX update: The first Fosamax trial involving the fracture of the femur (thigh bone) is scheduled to begin in early March before Judge Higbee in New Jersey. It is expected this trial will likely take a number of weeks.

Fosamax is a drug that is used to treat osteoporosis in men and women. Since being introduced in late 1995, Fosamax is the most extensively used oral bisphosphonate, taken by more than 20 million people. However, there are dangers associated with Fosamax, resulting in numerous Fosamax lawsuits against the manufacturer of the drug. In October 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced bisphosphonate drug manufacturers would need to change their labels to specify the risks Fosamax may pose to patients taking bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis. The label change will reflect the risk of femur fractures or breaks of the thigh bone occurring to those using bisphosphonates.

The kinds of leg fractures of the thigh bone that have been linked to bisphosphonate use, including Fosamax, are unusual femur fractures; that is, fractures of the large bone in the upper leg. Often these fractures occur with little or no stress on the leg.

Fosamax has also been linked to many serious and often severe side effects, including esophageal cancer; inflammation of the throat, stomach and esophagus; and bone, joint, and muscle pain. As early as 2001, Fosamax was also linked to osteonecrosis of the jaw, or ONJ. It is also referred to as “dead jaw syndrome.” Dentists and oral surgeons noticed during a patient’s dental work a correlation between teeth and jaw decay, as well as jaw bone loss with bisphosphonate use. (See separate link to Fosamax and ONJ). There have been a number of verdicts in favor of the drug manufacturer and one very large verdict for a person who was using Fosamax. Most recently, there was a $285,000 verdict in favor of the plaintiff in a Fosamax jaw case. It is expected the verdict will be appealed. Nevertheless, this verdict was encouraging for all people who suffer from osteonecrosis or similar serious jaw problems since taking Fosamax.

There are strict time deadlines, called Statutes of Limitations, which must be met in all such cases. If you have a Fosamax case but do not file and serve your lawsuit before the time deadline you will be forever barred from bringing such a case. Fortunately, if you took Fosamax in North Dakota or Minnesota the time deadlines are longer than in some other states. Nevertheless, there are still strict time deadlines in North Dakota and Minnesota, just like other states and if you miss the deadline you cannot pursue your claim. Therefore, if you believe that you or your loved one may have a Fosamax claim because you took Fosamax, and now suffer from serious problems, you should immediately contact an attorney.

Solberg Stewart Miller does not represent the manufacturer of Fosamax but rather the law firm is representing people injured by Fosamax. Solberg Stewart Miller is investigating and or pursuing “femur fracture” and “bad jaw” injury lawsuits in Fargo, North Dakota and Minnesota as well as other states. There is no charge for an initial consultation with any Solberg Stewart Miller attorney in regard to a potential Fosamax case. If the Solberg law firm takes your case, you pay nothing unless you make a recovery. If you were on Fosamax and suffered a femur fracture or serious jaw injury such as ONJ, you may have a substantial claim. Call 237.3166 (Fargo) or 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or email mmiller@solberglaw.com.
Contact our “Fosamax attorneys” in Fargo, North Dakota and Minnesota.

False Positive TB Test Using QuantiFERON® -TB Gold Manufactured by Cellestis a QIAGEN Company

False Positive TB TestOur office is currently representing clients that were tested for TB using the QuantiFERON® -TB Gold test between January 6, 2012 and December 1, 2012 that resulted in a false positive test result.

False positive test results mean that the test showed that the person being tested had TB when they did not have TB.  The false positive test result may have caused re-testing,  additional unnecessary medical treatment, medical expenses along with fear and anxiety.

The QuantiFERON® -TB Gold test is a blood test used to detect the presence of a Tuberculosis (TB) infection.  It is considered a modern alternative and more effective that the Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) also known as the Mantoux test.

QUIGEN the manufacturer of the QuantiFERON® -TB Gold test issued a voluntary recall notice on September 27, 2012.  The recall notice can be found at http://public.health.oregon.gov/LaboratoryServices/Documents/qft-notice.pdf . QUIGEN issued the voluntary recall after finding that test tubes used in the testing process were contaminated causing false positive test results.

The possibility of contamination resulting in false positive test results was first reported by a team of physicians in the Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine. The abstract of their published article can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22785197 or the article can be obtained through the medical journal, Journal of Clinical Microbiology website at http://jcm.asm.org/content/early/2012/07/05/JCM.00730-12.full.pdf .

A number of private laboratories and institutions also issued recall notices after QUIGEN issued its recall notice triggering retesting of patients that may have been subjected to a false positive TB test result because of the contaminated QuantiFERON® -TB Gold test tubes.  Additional information can be found at:

http://www.clpct.com/portals/14/images/1/Quantiferon_False_Positive_100112.pdf

http://public.health.oregon.gov/LaboratoryServices/Documents/qft-memo.pdf

http://public.health.oregon.gov/LaboratoryServices/Documents/qft-qa.pdf

https://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/Path_Handbook/lab_bulletins/Quantiferon.html

http://www.facebook.com/PeaceHealthLabs/posts/277104512406342

http://www.peacehealthlabs.org/publications/Physician%20Updates%20%20Laboratory%20Alerts/RECALL%20QuantiFERON-TB%20Gold%20TB-Antigen%20Collection%20Tubes.pdf

It appears the QUIGEN may have had a similar problem with tests distributed outside of the United States in 2009.  http://www.mhra.gov.uk/home/groups/dts-bi/documents/fieldsafetynotice/con054657.pdf

If you were the victim of a false positive TB test caused by a contaminated test tube manufactured and used by Cellestis a QIAGEN Company in its QuantiFERON® -TB Gold test contact attorney Al Baker at abaker@solberglaw.com or call toll free 1-877-237-3166 or local at 701-237-3166.

Depakote Birth Defects

Depakote Birth DefectsThe US Food and Drug Administration, FDA, has required Abbott Laboratories, the manufacturer of Depakote to alert doctors and patients that Depakote can cause serious and life-threatening side effects, including birth defects.  The Depakote side effects may include potentially fatal liver damage, birth defects, and serious pancreatitis. The “Boxed Warning” mandated by the FDA,  is the strongest warning that the FDA can require a company to use in its drug labeling.

Birth defects associated with this increased risk include neural tube defects such as spina bifida, craniofacial defects, cardiovascular malformations, and malformations involving other parts of the body. Neural tube defects, including spina bifida, occur when the developing spinal column does not close properly, leaving the brain and or spinal cord exposed at birth.

Depakote, or divalproex sodium, is a compound made up of sodium valproate and valproic acid. The product is available as a tablet, solution, injectable, capsule, and long acting formulation.  Depakote is prescribed for the treatment of manic episodes associated with bi-polar disorders, seizure disorders, and migraine headaches. The various formulations are marketed as Depacon, Depakote, Depakote CP, Depakote ER, Depakene, and Stavzor.

If you took Depakote during pregnancy and your child was born with a birth defect, you and your child may have a “significant claim”. Solberg, Stewart & Miller are investigating possible Depakote injury lawsuits in Fargo, North Dakota and Minnesota.  If the Solberg law firm takes your case, you pay nothing unless you make a recovery.   Call 237.3166 (Fargo) or 1.877.237.3166 (toll free) or email mmiller@solberglaw.com.

Contact  our “Depakote lawsuit attorneys” in Fargo, North Dakota and Minnesota.